branch out

branch out
vary in order to spread risk or to expand (Freq. 1)

The company diversified

Syn: ↑diversify, ↑broaden
Ant: ↑specialize (for: ↑diversify), ↑specialise (for: ↑diversify)
Derivationally related forms: ↑diversity (for: ↑diversify), ↑diversification (for: ↑diversify)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑vary
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Somebody ——s


Somebody ——s something

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branch out
(of a business, etc) to expand, diversify
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Main Entry:branch

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ˌbranch ˈout [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they branch out he/she/it branches out present participle branching out past tense branched out past participle branched out] phrasal verb
to start doing something new or different

Designers have branched out from clothes to cosmetics and toiletries.

branch out into:

In the longer term, the company wants to branch out into providing investment advice.

branch out on your own:

Quinn wanted to leave the company and branch out on his own.

Thesaurus: to start doing something new or differentsynonym
Main entry: branch

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branch out [phrasal verb]
: to begin to do more different kinds of activities or work

In the beginning the business was highly specialized, but it has since branched out.

— often + into

The company specializes in casual clothing but it is branching out into formal wear.

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Main Entry:branch

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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